Adaptive Climbing Program


The Adaptive Climbing Program has been created to assist students with different abilities to experience the joys and benefits of climbing. Our goal is to empower every participant that visits the climbing tower to reach their potential. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced climber we gladly welcome your participation.

We possess specialty adaptive climbing equipment for individuals with limited mobility in extremities, as well as partial paralysis. Participants with a prosthetic limb can learn to use it in a way to help propel them up the rock face. Paraplegics and quadriplegics can use handlebar-style “ascenders” to grip a rope and ratchet themselves up. We also have different seat climbing harnesses with extra strapping and padding to help with pressure issues for those of us that don’t have feeling.

Nervous or unsure about climbing? No problem! We offer climbing consultations for anyone who may be curious about using the climbing tower. Our staff will meet with you, discuss whatever it may be that is making you uneasy, and will work with you to get you started at the tower. Please email outdoor@ucf.edu for more information!

Climbing Tower Hours

Phone Break/Finals Hours
Mon – Fri: 3:00-7:00pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: 3:00-7:00pm
Phone (407) 823-2408
Fax 407-823-5446
Email ucfrec@ucf.edu

Contact Katherine Rocco at  407-823-2408 or Katherine.Rocco@ucf.edu for more information.